A BOY of 11 has walked 1,700 miles from Sicily to London to give his gran a lockdown hug.
Romeo Cox set off from Palermo on June 20 with dad Phil, 46, on a journey through Italy, Switzerland and France.
Romeo got bloody feet but never thought about giving up[/caption]
Romeo arrives in Hackney, East London, after his three-month trek[/caption]
He reached Trafalgar Square on September 21 — 93 days after setting off — and he is now isolating before he can be reunited with gran Rosemary, 77, in Witney, Oxon.
Romeo said: “We got lost a few times. We slept under a wasp nest which wasn’t a good idea, got bloody feet, but we never thought about giving up.”
The pair also fought off feral dogs in Rome and tamed a wild donkey.
The efforts of Romeo, who moved from Hackney, East London, to Palermo last year, have raised £11,000-plus for the charity Refugee Education Across Conflicts Trust.
Romeo, with mum Giovanna, dad Phil, and gran Rosemary[/caption]
Romeo Cox, 11, walked from Sicily to London with dad Phil to see his gran [/caption]
The young Brit walked 1,700 miles through Italy, Switzerland and France[/caption]
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Romeo added: “As we got closer I just kept thinking about seeing my Granny, and how excited I was.
“I can’t wait to give her a cuddle, it’s been over a year since I last saw her.
“She was all alone during lockdown.”
Romeo in Sicily before heading off to see his gran in the UK[/caption]
The lad tamed a wild donkey during his journey [/caption]
Brit Romeo even ‘slept under a wasp nest, which wasn’t a good idea’ [/caption]
The eleven-year-old ‘just kept thinking about seeing Granny’[/caption]
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